Children, Youth and Families: Finding Books and Journal Articles

Resources related to the MSW department. Research to support the lives and well-being of children, youth and their families within agencies, institutions, communities, families and other social and organizational contexts.

Finding Books at USC

Use the USC Libraries Search and Catalog to find books and e-books that are relevant to your research. Our user's guide for USC Libraries will be helpful. Search for books by title by inputting the title in the search box on the library homepage. If we have the book, it will show up in the results either available as print or ebook. 

To find a book on your topic: 

  1. Go to the home page of the library:
  2. Select Advanced Search from the drop down next to the search box
  3. On the next page, select Material Type - Books
  4. Type in terms to describe the topic (Example: "post-traumatic stress disorder") 
  5. Click Search
  6. To narrow results to e-books, select the filter Available Online

Multidisciplinary Databases

Article Databases

The databases below cover specific subjects. Look at the database descriptions to help you select the best database for your topic. For example, PsycINFO covers mental and behavioral health, and would be good for articles about interventions or depression. Use our A-Z database list to find more databases beyond common social work topics.

Scholarly Journals